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Opinion: In train wrecks, a push for safety

(Source: CNN opinion column by Tom Zoellner, January 29, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Train wrecks occupy a contradictory place in the American cultural memory. They are as much celebrated as they are feared, and frequently memorialized in art and song. One of the most celebrated martyrs in American history, for example -- Casey Jones -- lost his life while trying to limit casualties in a 1900 smash-up on the Illinois Central.

Full story: CNN.com

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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